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cPanel, SSL, Google and port 443

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by jacampbe, Mar 22, 2008.

  1. jacampbe

    jacampbe Active Member

    Mar 19, 2008
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    I am trying to "verify" our website with Google using their webmaster dashboard, However, they wish to verify using

    Adding :443 after the domain name simply resolves to default cPanel SSL page.

    Do I need to install an SSL certificate just to verify our site with Google ?
    Is there a way to just redirect the request to port 80 ?

    In WHM >> Main >> SSL/TLS >> Manage SSL Hosts I see no certificate for our domain so I assume we don't currently have one.

    I have also reviewed httpd.conf and this seems to confirm that there's no SSL certificate installed for our domain. Neither do I see any host using port 443 or an include for ssl.conf

    I am very concerned about proceeding with SSL as I have no experience with it. From reading various articles on the web there are a number of pitfalls to look out for, not the least of which are .....
    - Users no longer able to access the site in the normal way, via port 80
    - Apache startup interrupted by authentication request.

    Sorry to ramble on but I'm just brain dumping (and floundering). I am hoping that there's a more straightforward way to achieve this.

    Any assistance will be gratefully received.

    Our server is running CentOS 4 and Apache 1.3.37

    Regards, Jim

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